All around the world, groups gathered over the weekend to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade, which granted pregnant people in the US the right to access abortion. Five decades after the landmark case, US states will again have the power to ban or severely restrict abortion.

According to the New York Times and the Center for Reproductive Rights, 25 states are now likely to ban abortion. At least 10 states, including Texas, Alabama, and Kentucky, have already banned or restricted abortion access since the decision.

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In New York City, thousands came together in Washington Square Park to protest the decision.

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Meeting under the park’s iconic Washington Square Arch, reproductive rights activists marched uptown to Bryant Park, many carrying signs depicting their rage and speaking to the horror that will unfold following the ruling.

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Thousands are gathered at the Washington Square Park and take streets to protest against the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health case on June 24, 2022 in Manhattan of New York City, United States. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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Abortion rights activist march from Washington Square Park to Bryant Park while protesting the overturning of Roe Vs. Wade by the US Supreme Court, in New York, on June 24, 2022. (Photo by ALEX KENT/AFP via Getty Images)
Washington Square Park protest
Thousands are gathered at the Washington Square Park and take streets to protest against the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health case on June 24, 2022 in Manhattan of New York City, United States. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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People gather to protest the Supreme Courts 6-3 decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization at Washington Square Park on June 24, 2022 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Many protesters pointed out the flawed logic that exists within the US justice system, working to maintain the rights of gun owners, despite continuous mass shooting, while limiting the rights of people looking to access safe and legal abortions.

Washington Square Park protest
Thousands are gathered at the Washington Square Park and take streets to protest against the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health case on June 24, 2022 in Manhattan of New York City, United States.  (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Washington Square Park protest
People hold up signs as they gather to protest the Supreme Courts 6-3 decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization at Washington Square Park on June 24, 2022 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
Washington Square Park protest
People gather at Washington Square Park to protest against the the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health case on June 24, 2022 in the Manhattan borough of New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Washington Square Park protest
Abortion rights activists hold a sign reading “Regulate Guns Not Wombs” as they march from Washington Square Park to Bryant Park protesting the overturning of Roe Vs. Wade by the US Supreme Court, in New York, on June 24, 2022. (Photo by ALEX KENT/AFP via Getty Images)

Others attending the march carried coat hangers to signify that, despite abortion becoming illegal in many states, they will not stop being performed. Instead, people will be subject to unsafe and potentially life-threatening procedures.

Washington Square Park protest
A woman holds a metal coat hanger as abortion rights activists march from Washington Square Park to Bryant Park in protest of the overturning of Roe Vs. Wade by the US Supreme Court, in New York, on June 24, 2022.  (Photo by ALEX KENT/AFP via Getty Images)

Following the court’s decision, Justice Clarence Thomas  said that the Supreme Court should “reconsider” cases currently protecting contraception access and the rights of LGBTQ+ couples.

Washington Square Park protest
Thousands are gathered at the Washington Square Park and take streets to protest against the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health case on June 24, 2022 in Manhattan of New York City, United States. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Washington Square Park protest
Thousands are gathered at the Washington Square Park and take streets to protest against the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health case on June 24, 2022 in Manhattan of New York City, United States.  (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Protests are planning to continue through the week and into the weekend, including here in Australia.

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